Marnevel's Maps

In the time I spent mapping the gameworld (and I've stood in almost every single non-wilderness square that is accessible by players) I came to the realization that there is a real depth and beauty to the cities and the towns. It is simply incredible that a multi-mile-square realistic topographic map has been programmed into this simple grid system. The amount of detail given to the representation of areas like the harbor of the moons and the colosseum is so complex and so precise that even to map it all is a near-impossible task. And every one of those precisely-placed rooms has at least a paragraph of description; most are straightforward, some are funny, some are poignant, and some are haunting.

Yes, some people have my maps of the swamp complex and beyond the veil. And everyone has access to the ones I posted publicly. I'm not really happy with myself for that. In mapping, I got to see the magic of the setting. I came to appreciate its poetry; not just the descriptions but in the precision of every room. I came to love the thrill of exploration, combing every descriptive word. Providing maps lets all players know how to go from point A to point B, easily and quickly. Having maps lets you win; making them lets you enjoy.

I'd like to let you experience that same enjoyment. Make your own map.



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